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Popular SCA brands:

tork_SCATork tissues and dispensers have been a leader in the commercial market for years.





About SCA:

SCA is a global leading consumer tissue and Away-From-Home (AFH) tissue company. The consumer tissue product portfolio comprises toilet paper, kitchen rolls, facial tissues, handerchiefs and napkins. Products are sold both under own and retailers’ brands. In the AFH product segment, encompassing hospitals, large workplaces, restaurants and hotels, SCA develops and markets complete hygiene solutions comprising dispensers, tissue, soap, service and maintenance.

Timeline & History of SCA:

 1929: SCA is founded through a merger of some ten Swedish forest companies.

1930-1949: Production is focused on paper pulp. The pulp mill in Östrand is built.

1950: SCA is listed on the stock exchange.

1950-1959: SCA starts producing newsprint and builds a paper machine in Ortviken (1958). Production is confined to Sweden, but exports increase.

1960-1974: Kraftliner production starts. Development continues with acquisitions and the build up of corrugated board plants in Sweden and the rest of Europe.

1975: SCA lays the foundations for its personal care operations with acquisition of the Swedish company Mölnlycke.

1975-1999: Publication paper operations are expanded. SCA acquires the Italian packaging company Italcarta. Operations are started in Latin America.

1990: Acquisition of the British company Reedpack makes SCA the European leader in transport packaging.

1995: SCA becomes Europe’s leading personal care products company following acquisition of PWA of Germany.

2001: Acquisition of Georgia-Pacific Tissue and Tuscarora gives SCA a strong position in North America in Away-from Home (AFH) tissue and protective packaging.

 2004: SCA becomes the largest player in tissue and personal care products in Australia and Asia through company acquisitions.

2007: SCA sells its North America packaging operations, and acquires Procter & Gamble’s European tissue business. 2007 was also starting point for the extensive wind power investments in cooperation with Norwegian Statkraft.

2008: SCA delisted from the London Stock Exchange.

2009: SCA acquires – through its Colombian joint venture – Algodonera Aconcagua, one of the largest players in feminine care in Argentina.

2010: SCA acquires Copamex baby diaper business in Mexico and Central America, and sells its Asian packaging operation.

2011: SCA is acquiring the Brazilian hygiene products company Pro Descart and 95 percent of San Saglik, a Turkish company in incontinence. SCA and Pacific Equity Partners form a joint venture in Australasia and SCA acquires 50 percent of Turkish hygiene products company Komili.  SCA celebrates World Toilet Day 2011, releasing the Sorbent Velvent Toilet Tissue commercial. 


2012: SCA divests its entire packaging operations to DS Smith UK and acquires Georgia-Pacific’s European tissue operations, the Asian hygiene company Evergreen Beauty and the remaining 50 percent of the Chilean hygiene company PISA (Papeles Industriales SA). SCA releases it’s “Velvet Tissue” television commercial promoting their commitment to premium toilet tissue and sustainable resources.

2013: SCA introduces an updated company logotype.